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CONTENTS.                                            Xlll

B. Enumeration of Herbaria.
WaUichian...........59
British Museum—Wight's Herbarium—Griffith's collections . . 60
Griffith's published journals ........ 62
Jacquemont's collections and journals......63
Boyle's Herbarium..........64
Linnean Society's Herbaria—Strachey and Winterbottom's . . 65
Dr. Arnott's Herbarium—Mr. Bentham's . . . „ .66
Dr. Lindley's—Colonel Munro's—Dr. Falconer's . . . .67
The Hookerian Herbarium . . . - . ' . . . .68
Its contents......f.  .       .       .       •       .69
Our own collections..........72
V.  SKETCH OP THE METEOEOLOGT or INDIA.....74
VI.  SKETCH OP THE PHYSICAL FEATURES AND VEGETATION OP THE
PEOVINCES OP INDIA.........83
A. Limits of the ' Flora fndica*
Himalaya and Tibet, north boundary......84
Afghanistan and west boundary.......85
Eastern frontier..........86
Comparison with area of Europe, etc.       ......   87
B. Necessity of dividing India into jProvince$t and principles
according to which it is proposed to be done.
Difficulty of task..........88
Neglect of definition in giving habitats of Indian plants    .       .       .89
Materials and mode of treating subject     ......   90
C. General Remarks on the Vegetation of India.
Indian Natural Orders and forms of vegetation         .       .       .        .91
Total amount of species in India      .            0.....91
Diffusion of species and relative abundance ..... <)2
Pcwuess of local species           ........ y#
Comparison of Mora with African.......y#
a. Distribution as affected by Climate.
Tropical zone, humid and arid ty\ os.......94,
Humid forests, and drier ditto.......*   95
Tropical annuals, and extratropical dwtributiou of ditto . , ,961
Annuals of north temperate zone, and warm temperate forms . . 97
Plants of excessivo woHtcru climate.......98
Himalayan and Khasiau temperate zone   .....           99
Alpine or Arctic zone.........100
Rarity of Cryptogamia            .....              .         101
b. Distribution as affected by Geographical Position.
Jlelution to geological change   ........ 102
1.  Australian typ«..........103
2.  Malayan Archipelago i>y\w   .               ......104